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  • ID: P15165
  • Name: Peter Gilstrap 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1735 in England 2
  • Death: UNKNOWN in New Bern District, Craven County, NC
  • Note:
    Imported from http://www.gencircles.com/users/toogabby/1/data/415 on 19 Jan 2002:

    PETER GILSTRAP - Will Craven County, North Carolina In the name of God, Amen, the 10th day of November 1795, I, Peter Gilstrap of the county and state aforesaid. Planter, being in perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say: Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executrix and Executor, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form: Imprimis, it is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied. Item, that in this manner I lend to my well beloved wife, Mary Gilstrap, the plantation whereon I now live, the same containing 76 acres, that is if she shall choose to sell it and to go into the back country and carry the children with her, her deed shall be good, otherwise if she continues here at her death the said land shall be sold and the money equally divided betwixt these four children: Polly Gilstrap, Bright Gilstrap, Welthy Gilstrap, and Winifred Gilstrap. Item, I lend in like manner as before mentioned to my well beloved wife, Mary Gilstrap, 96 acres of land on the gum pewson to be disposed of as the land before mentioned, the same lying near and adjoining the land I now live on. Item, I give to my beloved wife, Mary Gilstrap, during her natural life all the household furniture that I have and then to be equally divided between my children before mentioned, the three girls each to have a feather bed in their parts. Also I leave all my cattle, horses, and plantation tools for the same purpose before mentioned. Item, I give to my beloved son Benjamin Gilstrap - 5 shillings. Item, I give to my beloved son Richard Gilstrap - 5 shillings. Item, I give to my beloved daughter Ellender Johnson - 5 shillings. Item, I give to my beloved son Lewis Gilstrap - 5 shillings whom I likewise constitute, mark, ordain and appoint my executor with my beloved wife executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written, signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us. Thos Pryor his
    Ephm Owen Peter X Gilstrap mark Estates of Craven County, North Carolina Department of Archives and
    History, Raleigh, North Carolina Inventory of Estate of Peter Gilstrap, returned June term, 1796 by Mary Gilstrap. Notes against Frederick Lane, and William Johnson Book accounts against Frederick
    Lane, Lewis Gilstrap, Daniel Steward, Thomas Green Horses, mare, saddles, bridles, cattle, corn, bacon, hogs, feather beds and furniture and other personalty. Head of household name only, given.

    Age ranges in household: 02-01-06-00-00.
    2 females under 16, 1 male under 16, 6 slaves.


    Marriage:
    1767 Peter Gilstrap Jr. purchased land in Craven County, NC Books 12 & 13, Page 218.
    4-28-1768 Peter Gilstrap bought 100 acres of land in Craven County, NC. Grant Book 23, page 236.
    4-10-1769 Peter Gilstrap conveys to William Trewhitt 1 acre more or less, Craven County. Deed Book 17, page 227 1769 Peter Gilstrap and Idolet Gilstrap in Craven County, NC tax records.
    General Index to Deeds and Mortgages, Craven County, North Carolina
    Courthouse.
    Name Date of Sale (Price)?
    Acres
    John Gilstrap 1766 ?
    Peter Gilstrap ?
    200
    Peter Gilstrap 1772 40Lbs
    25
    Peter Gilstrap 1774 20Lbs
    420
    Idolet Gilstrap 1776 40Lbs
    132
    Peter Gilstrap 1777 40Lbs
    100
    Peter Gilstrap 1778 85Lbs
    125
    Peter Gilstrap 1778 60Lbs
    100
    Lewis Gilstrap 1795 40Lbs
    132
    Mary Gilstrap 1796 60Lbs
    64 3/4

    2-17-1772 Peter Gilstrap of Craven County for 40 pounds conveys to
    Andrew S. Hopkins 125 acres. Deed Book 22, page 337. Duplin County,
    North Carolina - Deed Book 7,

    January 10, 1783 Peter Gilstrap of Duplin County to John Carlton of
    Duplin County, 100 acres in the fork of Stewart's Creek, being the
    contents of a patent granted to John Atkins 2 October 1762;
    also 50 acres of land adjoining the fork between Stewart's Creek and
    Millard Swamp, both sides of Hollingsworth Branch, being the contents
    of a patent to Archibald Carr the 22 July 1774.
    Witnesses:
    Auston Beesley Thomas Carlton
    Proved January Court, 1783. William Dickson, CC
    11-2-1778 Peter Gilstrap of Craven County for 85 pounds currency
    conveys to Ninian Wise 12 acres. Deed book 23, page 239.

    1778 William and Elizabeth Arnold for 70 pounds convey to Peter
    Gilstrap of Craven County 125 acres. Deed Book 23, page 240 Duplin
    County, North Carolina - Deed Book 3A Peter Gilstrap of
    Duplin County conveys to David Carlton 380 acres on Stewart's Creek,
    land patented by John Adkinson 7 acres Hollingsworth Swamp.
    Witnesses: Auston Beasley Samuel Lamberth Proved April Term,

    1795 Peter Gilstrap: Revolutionary War Record Revolutionary Accounts
    of US with the State of North Carolina Historical Commission, Raleigh,
    North Carolina - Book 1, Page 5. Peter Gilstrap - 4 pounds, 4
    shillings. Amount of claim allowed by Auditor of Wilmington District.
    October 16, 1781 to August, 1783.

    2-27-1787 Peter Gilstrap enters 100 acres in Craven County, NC
    bordering Frederic Lane. Issued 5-1-1787.
    2-11-1789 Peter Gilstrap enters 100 acres in Craven County, NC
    including the plantation where he lives. Issued 5-1-1789. 11-20-1789
    To Peter Gilstrap for ten pounds for every 100 acres in Craven County
    on the south side of Neuse River and west side of Flat Swamp. Grant
    Book 2, page 234.
    1791 Peter Gilstrap granted land in Craven County, NC. Book 2, Page 270.
    9-22-1792 William Jump for 50 pounds conveys to Peter Gilstrap of Craven County, 100 acres on the south side of Neuse River. Deed Book 30 page 23.
    1794 To Peter Gilstrap a grant for 93 acres on the south side of Neuse River, beginning at a post oak. Grant Book 3, page 131.
    1795, April Peter Gilstrap of Craven County, NC sold land to David Carlton of Duplin County, NC, near Thomas Carlton's land.

    Record of Wills - Craven County Courthouse, Volume A, Page 361
    PETER GILSTRAP - Will Craven County, North Carolina In the name of God, Amen, the 10th day of November 1795, I, Peter Gilstrap of the county and state aforesaid. Planter, being in perfect
    mind and memory, thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say: Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the
    discretion of my Executrix and Executor, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form: Imprimis, it is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
    Item, that in this manner I lend to my well beloved wife, Mary Gilstrap, the plantation whereon I now live, the same containing 76 acres, that is if she shall choose to sell it and to go into the back country and carry the children with her, her deed shall be good, otherwise if she continues here at her death the said land shall be sold and the money equally divided betwixt these four children: Polly Gilstrap, Bright Gilstrap, Welthy Gilstrap, and Winifred Gilstrap.
    Item, I lend in like manner as before mentioned to my well beloved wife, Mary Gilstrap, 96 acres of land on the gum pewson to be disposed of as the land before mentioned, the same lying near and adjoining the land I now live on.
    Item, I give to my beloved wife, Mary Gilstrap, during her natural life all the household furniture that I have and then to be equally divided between my children before mentioned, the three girls each to have a feather bed in their parts. Also I leave all my cattle, horses, and plantation tools for the same purpose before mentioned. Item, I give to my beloved son Benjamin Gilstrap - 5 shillings.
    Item, I give to my beloved son Richard Gilstrap - 5 shillings. Item, I give to my beloved daughter Ellender Johnson - 5 shillings.
    Item, I give to my beloved son Lewis Gilstrap - 5 shillings whom I likewise constitute, mark, ordain and appoint my executor with my beloved wife executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written, signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us. Thos Pryor his Ephm Owen Peter X Gilstrap mark Estates of Craven County, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina Inventory of Estate of Peter Gilstrap, returned June term, 1796 by Mary Gilstrap. Notes against Frederick Lane, and William Johnson Book accounts against Frederick Lane, Lewis Gilstrap, Daniel Steward, Thomas Green Horses, mare, saddles, bridles, cattle, corn, bacon, hogs, feather beds and furniture and other personalty. 10-19-1796 Mary Gilstrap of Craven County for 150 pounds conveys to Thomas Kent 65 acres and another tract of 93 acres. Deed Book 33, Page 184.

    1797 Todd conveys to Mary Gilstrap 400 acres on the waters of Crows and Abbotts Creeks, Rowan County, NC. Deed Book 15, page 131 1802 Mary Gilstrap conveys to Hardy Gilstrap 60 acres on the waters of Abbots Creek, Rowan County, NC. Deed Book 18, page 450 1803 Mary Gilstrap, Richard Gilstrap, Hardy Gilstrap and Bright Gilstrap convey to Lewis Beard 400 acres on the waters of Crows and Abbotts Creeks, Rowan County, NC.

    Title: Will of Peter Gilstrap, 10 Nov, 1791Quality: 2
    Title: Broderbond Census Index: United states Selected Counties 1790. CD #311 Page: Page # 132
    Quality: 2




    Father: Thomas Gilstrap b: ABT 1710
    Mother: Hanna --- b: ABT 1710

    Marriage 1 Mary ---- b: ABT 1743
    • Married: ABT 1764
    Children
    1. Has Children Benjamin Gilstrap b: ABT 1767 in Craven, NC
    2. Has Children Richard Gilstrap b: 6 MAY 1768 in Craven, NC
    3. Has No Children Charity Gilstrap b: ABT 1768
    4. Has Children Hardy Gilstrap b: ABT 1769 in North Carolina
    5. Has Children Lewis "Louis" Gilstrap b: ABT 1770 in New Bern District, Craven County, NC
    6. Has No Children Ellender "Nelly" Gilstrap b: ABT 1772 in New Bern District, Craven County, NC
    7. Has No Children Mary "Polly" Gilstrap b: ABT 1774 in New Bern District, Craven County, NC
    8. Has Children Bright Gilstrap b: ABT 1776 in Craven, NC
    9. Has No Children Welthy Gilstrap b: ABT 1778 in New Bern District, Craven County, NC
    10. Has No Children Winifred Gilstrap b: ABT 1782

    Sources:
    1. Title: Gilstrap.FTW
      Text: Date of Import: 30 Dec 2000
    2. Title: Gilstrap.FTW
      Note: Gilstrap, Ernest O. THE Gilstrap HISTORY FROM 1749. Pickens, South Carolina. 1981:
      Text: Date of Import: 30 Dec 2000
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